"It’s impossible to know what you don’t know about Chuck Blackburn and Bow Ties"
Chuck Blackburn is rarely seen out in public without a bow tie and is a true international ambassador for bow ties.
He is also the Founder of the International Bow Tie Society and he is bestowing his knowledge of bow ties to everyone with his new book “The Bow Tie Bible – A Seriously Funny Guide to How to Bow Tie.”
“The Bow Tie Bible” is currently available at Landmark Booksellers and will be more widely available throughout Williamson County soon.
About Chuck Blackburn
Blackburn grew up and graduated college in Texas. He and his wife, Congressman Marsha Blackburn, live in Brentwood.
Chuck has been a fan of bow ties all his life. Decades ago he owned a manufacturers’ representative firm providing fine tailored clothing, accessories and high-quality neckwear (including bow ties) to the best men’s specialty shops in a 12-state area surrounding Chicago. He became aware then that more often than not, manufacturers and specialty shop owners treated bow ties as an afterthought (a by-product to the long silk “bibs” most men wore).
Manufacturers and retailers did this because bow tie wearers’ strong preference and lack of credible information and variety of choice. That is, until now, with the International Bow Tie Society.
You’ll have to buy “The Bow Tie Bible” to get all of Chuck’s bow tie expertise, but here are a few of his bow tie commandments, shared via the International Bow Tie Society:
1.Thou shalt not wear pre-tied or ‘clip-on’ bow ties.
2.Thou shalt NOT wear bow ties horizontally wider or vertically taller than your eye sockets.
3.Thou shalt NOT wear bow ties so neat and symmetrical as to appear pre-tied.
4.Thou shalt NOT wait past age 12 to learn how to properly tie a bow tie.